Cllr Clyde Loakes

Non Executive Director

Waltham Forest Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment.

A Councillor for the Leytonstone Ward in Waltham Forest for the past 23 years, Clyde is dedicated to delivering for local residents and communities. Widely respected in local government circles across the political spectrum, with a deep understanding of the workings of local and national Government, Clyde previously served as Leader of Waltham Forest until May ‘09, spending six years in that role.

As Waltham Forest Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment Clyde leads on all environmental, climate and transport policies, as well as highways and parking management. Clyde provided the political leadership from the initial bidding process through to the implementation and delivery of the multi award winning and ground-breaking Mini-Holland/Enjoy Waltham Forest. The scheme has delivered significant investment and radical expansion and improvements to the borough’s active travel infrastructure, boosting the safety, priority and numbers of residents walking and cycling.

Clyde is the longest serving member of the London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee. He has been Chair of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) for over 13 years, and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for London Energy Ltd.